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L.I.F.E. FOOD PANTRY

L.I.F.E. (Loveland Interfaith Food Effort) is a ministry LUMC supports along with other Loveland churches. L.I.F.E. provides monthly food assistance for families in the Loveland School District based upon their income eligibility. In addition to food assistance, L.I.F.E. holds a “Giving Shop” in December for these families offering gifts for each member of the family. LUMC gives the congregation the opportunity to donate these gifts thru a “Giving Tree”. Our Shelf of Generosity serves as a weekly drop off point for donations to the pantry.

 

Feed the Hungry Challenge

Help Loveland InterFaith Effort (L.I.F.E) feed local families by donating to the food pantry during the Feed the Hungry Challenge!   All donations received March 1 to April 30 will help L.I.F.E. accomplish the Feed the Hungry Challenge goal of collecting over $35,000. Cash donations and gift cards to local grocery stores are greatly appreciated along with non-perishable food items. Each food item collected counts as $1.00 toward the goal of $35,000.   

Each spring L.I.F.E.  sponsors a  Feed the Hungry Challenge which restocks the pantry after the holidays and when food drives are traditional slow.  This challenge is crucial to help registered families throughout the year.  L.I.F.E. uses monetary donations to buy food from the Freestore Foodbank and elsewhere to keep the pantry stocked. This is the largest collection event in the year.

The L.I.F.E Food Pantry, located in the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on the corner of Lebanon and West Loveland, serves clients who live in the Loveland school district and members of our supporting congregations. The food pantry serves an average of 245 families, approximately 600 people, each month. Your help makes a difference!  

L.I.F.E. Mission:

To provide faith-based emergency assistance and services to residents within the Loveland, Ohio School District and to members of our supporting congregations, while working to identify needs and develop programs that will encourage self-sufficiency in individuals and families.

  • Food Pantry Hours: Monday 4 pm – 6:30 pm

Wednesdays 10 am – 12:30 pm  

Thursdays 4 pm – 6:30 pm  

Saturdays 10 am – 12:30 pm

Questions may be directed to L.I.F.E. Food Pantry at 513-583-8222, Director Linda Bergholz at lifefoodpantry@yahoo.com or Becky Scheeler at becky.scheeler1@gmail.com

Wesley Education Center
 
Established in 1920, the Wesley Education Center for Children and Families is the oldest child care facility of its kind in the City of Cincinnati. It is located on Hale Avenue in Avondale. Their Educational philosophy is based on meeting the developmental needs of the whole child; educationally, emotionally, and socially in a safe and healthy environment. They are committed to bringing a foundation for learning, creating a loving and safe environment for the children, fostering diversity and working collaboratively. They serve children 6-weeks through pre-kindergarten. Our church supports this organization through donations of funds, miscellaneous items, and outside yard clean-up.
 
Habitat for Humanity
 
For 2017 Project information:
Please contact Steve Boys at (513) 444-7800
 
 
Ronald McDonald House
Drop your soda can tabs in the jar located on the shelf above the coat rack next to the nursery. Tabs are recycled for cash donations for Cincinnati’s Ronald McDonald House – a home away from home for families of children with serious illnesses who are undergoing treatment at nearby medical facilities. Members of our church also serve at the house on a regular basis.